Okay, so I should probably let you know that I usually HATE writing when I’ve gotta do it for school and stuff. SO BORING!
This is SO cool!
I’m soooooo glad Stefan had this journal idea! He told me he’d been thinking for a while how cool it’d be. But he was too scared to ask Mama and grandpa about it, so I had to be the brave one. Like always.
So at first grandpa said NO WAY because Mama and Tante Lina had some kinda stupid girl drama about Mama’s journal when she was a kid. But me and Stefan are BOYS. We’re different. But grandpa still said we’re too young.
But then Mama talked to him and guess what? He found a couple of his old notebooks and gave ‘em to us! Mama’s the BEST. But she did make us promise ONE thing…
She says we’re only allowed to write the TRUTH. She made some funny speech about lying to yourself. It was kinda weird, and I didn’t really get it. But I just sorta nodded and I guess it worked!
Okay, so before I talk about all the exciting stuff going on, I should say some stuff about ME, huh?
My name’s Tobias, but sometimes Mama calls me Tobi (or Tobias Bjorn Rosebrook when she’s REALLY mad). I have a brother named Stefan. We both just had our 10th birthday last month. We’re twins, by the way. But we don’t really look like it. And that really stinks sometimes. I mean, we can’t do any of that cool stuff like in the movies, where they switch places and trick everybody. That would be SO cool!
I really wish we looked the same. He’s so lucky. Everyone says I look a lot like grandpa. But my skin’s so light. And my hair too… No one else looks like me. And it’s not fair. I wanna look like I belong.
I wonder if that means our Papa was blonde… Mama gets upset if we try to ask her about him.
Anyway, we live in a really big house with my grandparents, my Tante Gabriela, my Mama, and Jonas. He’s the only person who lives with us who isn’t part of the family. Well, not yet. But soon! Really soon.
Tomorrow is gonna be the most important day EVER in my entire LIFE.
Jonas is gonna be our new Papa.
Well, he already feels like he’s our Papa anyway. He and Mama have been together for kind of a long time. Mama was friends with some other guys too, when we were really little. But we never got to meet any of them. Jonas was the first one.
And he’s SO AWESOME. He tells the funniest jokes and knows everything about… everything! He helps me with my homework and plays video games with me. He doesn’t really know a lot about sports though. That’s kinda lame, I guess. But he always listens to me when I talk about ‘em anyway.
Know what though? I think the best part is how much he makes Mama smile. She gets really sad sometimes. And mad. But he always makes it better.
And tomorrow, they’re getting married!
Mama’s gonna wear a pretty white dress and there’s gonna be music and dancing and yummy food and cake and I’m gonna have a Papa.
It’s gonna be the best day ever.